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Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019 | Support WKAR

Eric Clapton singing into microphone and playing guitar
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Eric Clapton, one of the world's pre-eminent blues/rock guitarists, summoned an all-star team of six-string heroes for his fifth Crossroads Guitar Festival in 2019.

Fri. Dec. 4 at 10:30 pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 & STREAMING | Join one of the world's all-time great guitarists as he presents the legendary festival in Dallas. Watch and call or GIVE NOW ONLINE for special offers.<--break->Eric Clapton, one of the world's pre-eminent blues/rock guitarists, summoned an all-star team of six-string heroes for his fifth Crossroads Guitar Festival in 2019. Filmed in 4K by leading director Martyn Atkins at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, the two-day concert event raised funds for the Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility founded by Clapton in 1988 for chemically dependent persons.

Following a six-year hiatus, the festival returned reenergized with outstanding performances by Clapton, Jeff Beck, Doyle Bramhall II, Gary Clark Jr., Sheryl Crow, Andy Fairweather Low, Peter Frampton, Lianne La Havas, Los Lobos, John Mayer, The Marcus King Band, Bonnie Raitt, Jimmie Vaughan and more.

Occasionally during the show, Clapton shared the stage with others to perform some of his best-known songs, including, "Layla," with John Mayer plus acoustic versions of, "Wonderful Tonight," and, "Lay Down Sally," with Andy Fairweather Low. Clapton also paid tribute to his late friend George Harrison with a searing rendition of, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," with Peter Frampton. For the encore, Clapton led an ensemble performance of Prince's, "Purple Rain."

The first Crossroads Benefit Concert took place in 1999 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Crossroads Guitar Festival made its debut in 2004 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. Since 2004, The Crossroads Guitar Festival has been held every three years except in 2016.

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